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Bentonsport, Iowa

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Bentonsport Indian Artifact Museum

Artisan, Tony Sanders, has achieved a unique blend of woodworking and history with his collection of over 4,000 arrowheads. All of the woodwork from the building to the display cases are built by hand from over 16 different native woods and shaped into various patterns. For about 60

Bentonsport, IA Museums

Bentonsport Iron Truss Bridge

Originally opened in 1883 to horse and buggy traffic, this one lane iron bridge replaced ferries that linked Vernon and Bentonsport. It is the oldest standing truss bridge across the Des Moines River and also the longest. Damaged in the flood of 1903

Bentonsport, IA Historic Bridges

Greef General Store

The Greef General Store was built of brick and stone in the early 1840's, it was once the largest store in the county, and housed the Greef brothers' banking operations.

Bentonsport, IA Historic Buildings

Presbyterian Church

The Bentonsport Presbyterian Church, constructed of brick and Georgian in style, was dedicated in 1855

Bentonsport, IA Historic Churches

Bentonsport National Historic District

Visit this 1840s river town with its century-old iron bridge and walkway. Stroll through a perennial/rose garden, and watch as local artisans create their products. Historic buildings house shops featuring antiques, art, handmade crafts, gifts, and fudge. Riverside park, campground, B&

Bentonsport, IA Historic Districts

Things to do near Bentonsport, IA

Lake Odessa Fishing

Popular Fish Species at this Lake are Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish and Largemouth Bass. Althou...

Lewelling Quaker Museum

This stone house built in the 1840s was part of the Underground Railroad. See the two hiding places used for slaves, and furn...

Christian Herschler Winery & Stagecoach Stop

Tour this 1860s home that was once a stagecoach stop. See original painted murals and other historic features. Featured in "T...

Johnny Clock Museum

See one-of-a-kind collection of clocks carved by John R. McLain over the last 35 years....

lake Odessa Wildlife Viewing

Lake Odessa is located in Louisa County of which has a variety of wildlife viewing areas. Below is a link to great informati...